Inwood Nature Photography Workshop with Michael Palma Mir

Join professional photographer Michael Palma Mir to learn techniques on how best to capture the landscapes of our sister park, and ecological cousin, Inwood Hill.   Take in the majestic woodlands,  the geological features and the animals that reside in them, all while behind the lens.  Bring your camera, and a full water bottle.  Meet at […]

Fort Tryon Nature Walk with Naturalist Ken Chaya

Join naturalist Ken Chaya to rediscover the natural assets of the eastern expanse of Fort Tryon Park.  Explore the gardens and woodland landscapes as well as the interstitial spaces between the rock faced slopes. Learn about the abundant flora and fauna just beyond the busyness of the urban artery of Broadway!   Pack a water bottle, […]

Insect Art with artist Jessica Maffia

Bugs aren't pests!  Our planet needs them to thrive!  Join artist Jessica Maffia to learn about the power of insects; and how they help the earth and the cycle of life; nourishing birds who help pollinate plants, which feed other animals and humans! Wear clothes you can create and get dirty in.  Art Materials will […]

Awesome Arachnids!

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust and experts from the Alley Pond Environmental Center for this FREE nature program! What is an arthropod? What is the difference between an insect and an arachnid? What are spinnerets and who uses them? This exciting lesson teaches students to distinguish between insects and arachnids based on their physical […]

Winter Interest Heather Garden Tour with Ronda M. Brands

Bundle up and join Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands for a winter walk through the 3-acre Heather Garden and learn about the plant selections made to ensure the garden would delight visitors even in the cold winter months. Learn about the multitude of conifers, seedpods, barks, and berries that add to the color, contrasts, and […]